Press Room

February 2011

UWG Wins Coveted National Honor for its Go West Campaign (2/28/2011)

The University of West Georgia has won a coveted Best of Show honor in the 26th annual Educational Advertising Awards, a national competition sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.

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Transfer Student Preview Day Coming Soon (2/23/2011)

Prospective transfer students and their families are invited to Transfer Preview Day at the University of West Georgia on Friday, March 4, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located just 45 minutes from Atlanta, the University of West Georgia boasts a student enrollment of more than 11,200 students, a beautiful 645-acre campus, and state-of-the-art facilities. Come see how you can make your mark when you go west.

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Scholarship to Benefit Students of the Advanced Academy of Georgia (2/18/2011)

The University of West Georgia recently established the Dr. Donald R. Wagner Endowed Scholarship to honor Wagner for his advocacy in education over the past 36 years at UWG. The scholarship will benefit UWG Advanced Academy students.

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UWG Adds Ph.D. Program to its Doctoral Studies (2/16/2011)

The University of West Georgia is proud to announce that it has been granted approval to offer its first Ph.D. program, which will bolster its doctoral-study offerings.

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Winter Choral Concert at UWG (2/15/2011)

 UWG's Concert Choir and Chamber Singers present a Winter Choral Concert on February 17 at 8:15 p.m. at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.

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UWG Foundation Adds Two Members (2/11/2011)

George Brooks, president of the central region for UPS in Aurora, Ill., and Dave Knight, senior vice president of J. Smith Lanier and Co. in Carrollton, have been appointed to three-year terms on the University of West Georgia Foundation Inc. Board of Trustees.

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SunTrust Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to the USG Foundation (2/10/2011)

The SunTrust Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University System of Georgia Foundation to implement the “SunTrust Scholars” program at the University of West Georgia and nine other Metro Atlanta University System of Georgia institutions.

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Carver High Story Highlights Evolution of Public Education (2/9/2011)

The Office of Institutional Diversity at the University of West Georgia and the Carver High Museum and Archives of West Georgia Inc. are pleased to invite you to a history display featuring: “The Carver High Story- A Black History Exhibit." The exhibit will be on display in February, Mondays-Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., in Row Hall, Room 219 on the UWG campus.

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Institutional Diversity Presents “The Black Cowboy,” Featuring Searles (2/9/2011)

The Office of Institutional Diversity presents “The Black Cowboy,” featuring Michael N. Searles, on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Center ballroom.

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Destination: Music, Workshop for High School Seniors at UWG (2/9/2011)

The University of West Georgia invites high school students to a day of activities for prospective music majors on February 21.   

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UWG and You Events Set to Engage Alumni (2/9/2011)

UWG and You, a series of regional alumni receptions and reunion events, has kicked off and offers West Georgia grads a fun and easy way to reconnect with their alma mater.

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Pink Saturday Fights Breast Cancer (2/9/2011)

To promote breast cancer awareness, the UWG Wolves women's basketball team is suiting up and joining the fight for a cure at this Saturday's game against North Alabama, which tips off at 2 p.m.

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Day of Hope Celebration (2/9/2011)

The EXCEL Center at the University of West Georgia will sponsor the annual ‘Day of HOPE,’ on Feb. 17, 2011. This is a day to celebrate HOPE scholars and all of the hard work they put into maintaining their scholarship. 

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UWG Receives $25,000 Gift (2/8/2011)

The University of West Georgia has received a $25,000 gift to create an endowment for education students and to support the school from a long-time friend. 

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Golden Gates and Moscow Nights (2/7/2011)

Coming to the University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center for Performing arts are Russian folk traditions with two troupes, Golden Gates and Moscow Nights, on Feb. 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

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Italian Artists Bring a New View of Art, Music and Literature to UWG (2/7/2011)

“The Gothic Dream: The Horror of Silence,” a multi-media production that dissects music, literature, cinema and fine arts to explore the varying themes in particular pieces of literature, comes to Kathy Cashen Recital Hall on February 10 at 8:15 p.m. Free.

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Job Expo Coming To UWG (2/3/2011)

The Department of Career Services will be hosting the annual Job Expo Tuesday, February 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. 

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International Night at UWG: Food, Fun, Entertainment (2/2/2011)

 International Night, UWG's celebration of campus-wide diversity and cultural entertainment, returns Thursday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. 

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College Goal Sunday: Free Financial Aid Help (2/1/2011)

The University of West Georgia’s financial aid department is hosting College Goal Sunday on Feb. 20 to help students complete federal financial aid applications.  

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Wolves Baseball to Begin at Home (2/1/2011)

Recent bad weather has taken its toll on the Talladega Tornadoes baseball field. The season opener against the UWG Wolves has been changed to a home game. The teams will meet at Cole Field on Sunday, Feb. 6.

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